The state of Maryland houses Wisp Resort, a favorite for many skiers, especially in the winter season. Though ski resorts usually make for a fun weekend or even a good long getaway, the truth is, they are sometimes very dangerous as well. If you are someone who has been injured in a ski resort accident, you must read on and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury firm to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What causes skiing or snowboarding accidents?
Ski resort accidents happen for a variety of reasons, however, they are often a result of negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of ski resort accidents can include faulty equipment issued by the resort, slips and falls due to icy conditions in parking lots, sidewalks, or stairways, and defective chair lifts, to name a few. Additionally, ski resort accidents can happen when snowboarders or skiers collide, either with fixed objects that should have been removed, or with other careless snowboarders or skiers. Unfortunately, these collisions often cause some of the most severe injuries. In some cases, we will even see injuries occur at the hands of a negligent ski resort staff by improperly training beginners or giving them negligent advice.
What are some of the most common injuries that occur at ski resorts?
There are various injuries one can sustain in a skiing or snowboarding accident. Some of the most common injuries can include brain or spinal injuries, as well as serious sprains, concussions, knee injuries, lower leg fractures, and more. If you have been seriously injured, you most likely now require financial compensation to help you get back on your feet again.
Do I qualify for compensation after a skiing accident?
To qualify for financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. For example, if you and your attorney can demonstrate that the mountain was either insufficiently maintained, negligently designed, or improperly marked, you will most likely have a valid premises liability lawsuit. However, to prove your claim, there are various types of evidence that your attorney will have to obtain, including surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the unsafe resort conditions that caused the accident, witness statements corroborating your claim, and more. Our firm is ready to fight for the justice you deserve.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Law Offices of Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC today.
Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC to schedule a consultation.